A Parking Space Angled Into a Crosswalk. What Could Go Wrong?

A parking space angled into a crosswalk directly behind it, so that any driver pulling out of the parking space must pull directly into a parking lot crosswalk. See where this is going? A customer used the painted crosswalk to walk towards an entrance to Value Village in Marysville. A customer backed a minivan from […]

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Tenant Injury on Stairs

Injuries on stairs are common, including in rental properties. Whether the landlord is responsible for the injury will depend on several factors. Landlords must keep common areas in a reasonably safe condition for tenants and their guests. If the stairs are in a common area the landlord may be liable for a failure to keep […]

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Landlord Not Liable When Deck Step Collapsed

Contrary to a commonly held belief, when someone is injured on another’s property it is sometimes difficult to prove liability.  Though not one of our cases, a recent Court of Appeals case illustrates this point. A woman was leaving her boyfriend’s home when she realized she had left her cell phone. When she returned for […]

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Assault Victim Sues Apartment

This article discusses a Court of Appeals opinion our firm did not participate in. Gilberto was walking home one night when he noticed two men following him. They assaulted Gilberto in a poorly lit area of the apartment complex in which he lived. Gilberto sued the apartment complex. He alleged that the apartment was aware […]

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